The site was completely cleared following the demolition of the existing weatherboard house. This makes room for a new five-bedroom house with surrounding timber deck.
This site is prone to flooding; many years ago there was a small river nearby possibly even directly under the site. When we came to drill the foundation piers we found the ground wasn’t adequate to support itself let alone the house. The footings were redesigned with all piers going down to rock, which was up to four meters deep.